I have to admit, I wasn’t really digging the “your horse as a character” thing that’s been going around blogland. Until yesterday that is, when I suddenly realized that Henry is 100% April Ludgate from Parks and Rec. Now I get it.
In all fairness, I’ve been told that I’m April Ludgate too. Several times. When I first heard that, I had never seen Parks & Rec so I went and watched a little youtube compilation and was like oh… yep, nailed it. Sarcastic, blunt, weird, pretty much the polar opposite of warm and fuzzy. Then I started watching episodes here and there because obviously I love April. People also tell me pretty often that Henry and I have the same temperament. I can see how our relationship works out so well. But – let’s look at the Henry/April comparison.
First, there’s the top-notch resting bitch face (or mareglare, if you will):
Henry every day when I put him back in his stall after a ride:
Henry after every show:
Henry after he finishes cross country:
If you want to pet him but don’t have cookies:
When we try to do dressage:
When he sniffs hay that’s been peed or pooped on:
When I try to spend quality time with him:
When you try to show him affection in general:
But how he really feels about me, deep down: